edible schoolyard garden educator

Located in the cultural district of downtown Greensboro, the Greensboro Children’s Museum welcomes children, caregivers, and teachers of all backgrounds and abilities to explore and learn in 20+ hands-on indoor and outdoor exhibits, including The Edible Schoolyard (ESY), a half-acre teaching garden. The garden and kitchen classroom were established in 2010 as a founding program of the Edible Schoolyard Project, a nonprofit started by food activist and restaurateur Alice Waters. The Greensboro Children’s Museum uses a seed-to-table philosophy whereby kids and families learn about the systems through which food is grown, harvested, prepared, and shared as a meal. By giving kids a greater knowledge of and connection to what they eat, we inspire them to make better choices for their health and the health of their communities.

Garden Educator Application 2022

guest services associate

The Greensboro Children’s Museum has been the place for children and families to explore, play, and learn together in our community for more than 20 years! As we prepare to reopen our doors, we are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our team and work to help families safely return to hands-on fun and experience the power of play. If you have experience in informal education or hospitality or are interested in building these skills, please consider applying today. 

Guest Services Application 2022


Museum floor

At this time, the Museum is not looking for summer volunteers within the Museum. Our fall session for volunteer work will begin in late August, early September. We hope to see you then!

Looking for a fun, rewarding way to serve the Greensboro community and support early childhood development? Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups.

Opportunities include working on the floor with Museum guests, supporting Museum programming, as well as Edible Schoolyard garden upkeep and maintenance.

Volunteers should submit a volunteer application form (link below!), be at least 15 years of age, be able to pass a background check, and be committed to hands-on fun and play!

Volunteers must attend an orientation before becoming active, multiple orientation opportunities happen throughout the year.

edible schoolyard

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Edible Schoolyard! The work would mostly involve garden maintenance. No garden experience or equipment is necessary. If you are interested, please sign-up for a time that works best for you!

If you have more questions, please email